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 By Scott Hunter    News    July 23, 2014 

Region responds to firestorm

When a storm system moved across the region July 14, lightning started multiple fires just as temperatures would reach into the 100s for days, feeding what would become the largest wildfire in state...

 
 Community    May 28, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 29, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon. Bob Valen will be the guest speaker. His topic will be “Wildfire and Weather Outlook.” CMC Guild (Auxiliary) to Meet...

 
 By Bob Valen    Community    May 21, 2014

A moist April, but drought predicted

I had hoped for warmer weather for Colorama and Mother’s Day weekend; we take what we get, as someone once said. If you recall, last year was very warm with temperatures in the high 80s, low 90s...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 8, 2014

Man indicted for arson

A Nespelem man has been indicted by federal authorities for setting a wildfire off SR-155, between Elmer City and Belvedere last July 8. An enrolled Colville Tribal member, Mylan Williams, 35, is being held in the Colville Tribal Correctional...

 
 News    September 18, 2013

Newsbriefs

Want to work for the government? The Bureau of Reclamation will put on two workshops to teach people how to apply for federal jobs. The first session will be held at the Nespelem Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 30. Sign up by calling...

 
 News    July 31, 2013

Newsbriefs

Port moves ahead with project Grant County Port District 7 has advised its engineering firm, USKH of Spokane, to proceed with the bid specifications for its new dump truck/snow plow and a 30x40 foot building to house it in. Port commissioners stated...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 10, 2013

Fire fighters got it right

In an area often derided by its own citizens for not sticking together, it’s amazing how quickly and efficiently one very important part of the local infrastructure can congeal into an effective team. Several local fire departments attacked a fire...

 
 By Roger Lucas and Scott Hunter    News    July 10, 2013

Fires held back by fire fighters

Two fires separated by a couple of miles and a day scrambled local fire fighters early this week to protect property. Brisk winds pushed a fire Sunday night perilously close to Lone Pine homes and...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 19, 2013

Wildfire contained near Indian agency

A wildfire of unknown origin was contained by firefighters Friday night after consuming a little more than 200 acres of grass, brush and some trees just east of the Colville Indian Agency campus and w...

 
 Community    April 24, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber at Noon – Business After Hours Instead The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be holding a noon meeting April 24 due to its Business After Hours that evening. It will be held at Funzee’s on the Midway, Grand Coulee...

 
 News    January 2, 2013

A look back at the year that was 2012

January New mayor takes over Chris Christopherson became the mayor of Grand Coulee Jan. 3. after winning the popular vote in November. He and former mayor Tammara Byers traded seats, as she took his old spot on the city council. Sewage plans...

 
 News    October 31, 2012

Newsbriefs

Lighter moments in government Ken Dexter, Electric City’s public works director, lightened things up a bit at the city council meeting last Tuesday night as he ran through a long string of needs for his department for next year. He had been asked...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    October 10, 2012

Fire claims homes, evacuates school

A wildfire that started last Tuesday north of an around Omak Lake is now 60 percent contained after burning two homes, more than 16,000 acres of grass and timber and eight structures, and evacuating...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2012

Fire takes two homes

From 150 to 200 firefighters continue to battle a wildfire around Omak Lake that has closed a school and evacuated homes. Two homes and eight other structures have been lost in the St. Mary’s Mission Road Fire that started Tuesday night east of...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 3, 2012

Tuesday night wildfire forces evacuations of school, homes

A wildfire has forced evacuation of Paschal Sherman Indian School and nearby homes and had burned approximately 1,000 acres of grass and trees and several structures, as of late Tuesday night. A press release issued from Mt. Tolman Fire Center at...

 
 By Ted and Darlene Dittmer    Opinion    September 19, 2012

Without your help, we would have lost our home

We would like to thank the wonderful firemen, neighbors with shovels, the helicopter pilot and driver of the DNR tractor that joined forces to save our farm home from the wildfire on Sunday, the 9th. Without your help we would have surely lost some...

 
 By Jess Utz    Lifestyles    September 12, 2012

Jess, Shut Up - When scary is an understatement

Back in the early 1990s, I was sent to the Chelan area for a large fire that was burning. Deano McPherson, Flint Bjorson and I took a structure truck over there as part of a “structure protection...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Fire breaks out in Seaton’s Grove

A wildfire broke out in Seaton’s Grove right below the rock cut on SR 155 just north of Elmer City just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Several units of firefighters responded from Okanogan County Fire...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    September 5, 2012

Fire breaks out in Seaton’s Grove

A wildfire broke out in Seaton’s Grove right below the rock cut on SR 155 just north of Elmer City just before 7 p.m. Sunday night. Several units of firefighters responded from Okanogan County Fire...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 22, 2012

Firefighters save many homes from big wildfire

A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening scorched thousands of acres of brush and timber and two barns -- but no homes, thanks to the quick response of local fire districts working together. The...

 
 By Gaylene Green    News    August 22, 2012

Firefighters take a stand between home and hell

During the third inning of the Mariner’s game on Aug. 14, we saw smoke coming from the north of our home on Peter Dan Creek. We thought the fire was somewhere around Rebecca Lake, but within...

 
 By Press release    News    August 15, 2012

Fire should burn out within two days

Here's the latest update just in. Most of the Buffalo Lake Road Fire was quiet yesterday, giving firefighters the opportunity to continue improving containment lines and mopping up throughout its perimeter. In the southeast section, near Swawilla...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2012

Firefighters efforts saved many homes

Firefighters will have to be alert against localized erratic winds today as temperatures near the Buffalo Lake Road Wildfire creep near 100 degrees. With the fire 70-percent contained, officials...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2012

7,800 acres burned

The wildfire burning since Tuesday evening above Coulee Dam has scorched 7,800 acres so far, but only burned one old barn. No other structures have been lost, thanks to firefighters fending off the fl...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 15, 2012

Fire out of control above towns

A wildfire burning out of control in the hills above the towns of Coulee Dam and Elmer City has consumed hundreds of acres of sage and grassland and reportedly forced some homeowners to evacuate as a...

 
 News    August 1, 2012

Newsbriefs

Wildfire burns to water tank A fire crew of about a dozen responded from Mt. Tolman Fire Center to a grass blaze at the northwest corner of the town of Nespelem late Monday afternoon. An official said that the cause of the fire is being...

 
 Obituaries    June 6, 2012

Herman Otto Jensen

Herman Otto Jensen, 87, passed away November 15, 2011, at Ashland, Ohio.  Those who knew ever- a few of his adventures may have been surprised that he made it this far. His ‘times I almost died’...

 
 News    April 18, 2012

Necessary studies

About 70 firemen from throughout the area spent Wednesday and Thursday evenings last week taking wildfire training at Electric City’s fire hall. Firemen who go out on range fires need eight hours...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 4, 2012

Firefighters to train for red cards

A number of fire departments will be in training April 11 and 12, at Electric City, for “red card” wildfire certification. Firefighters who go out on range fires need eight hours of training each year in order to keep their “red cards” up to...

 
 Opinion    April 4, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago An effort has been launched to encourage Electric City to adopt a cleanup law similar to Grand Coulee’s. Grand Coulee resident Gerald Sands attended the Electric City council meeting...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    February 29, 2012

Majority owners won’t open golf course this year

Members were informed by email last week that Banks Lake Golf and Country Club will not open this year. The announcement was made by Russ and Ida Horn, managing partners of the course. The email stated that the course would revert back to Port...